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I Heart You | Free Crochet Hat Pattern

crochet patternKaty McKinley1 Comment

This hat was born from a koozie that I’ve recently made (and will be offering in the shop soon).  This is my second crochet pattern that I’ve managed to write up so there is still room for error.  If you find any weird spots in the workup or if you have any questions please just ask!

***You’re more than welcome to sell finished products from this pattern.  I only ask that you give me credit and link back to this pattern.  Please play nice and don’t claim the pattern or photos as your own.  If you do end up making a hat from my pattern, I’d love to see the results!  Link me to your blog, email me a photo (katy@handmadeescapade) or post it to my Facebook page.  I want to see what you can do!!

‘I Heart You’ | Crochet Hat Pattern

Materials:

Pink worsted weight yarn

White worsted weight yarn

Red worsted weight yarn

Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)

Tapestry needle

Fabric glue (if desired)

Abbreviations:

ch - chain

st - stitch

sl st- slip stitch

SC – Single Crochet

DC - Double Crochet

FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet

TR – Triple (treble) Crochet

Magic Ring - Find a great tutorial including video HERE

Size 0-6 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

**Color A = pink.  Color B = white.

using color A: Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: using color A; Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: using color B; Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join. (30 DC)

Round 4: using color A; Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: using color B; Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6-9: alternate each row between colors A & B; Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join. (50 DC)

Round 10-11: using color A; Ch 2, FPDC in next. [DC in next, FPDC in next] continue around. Join.

Round 12: using color A; Ch 1(counts as first SC), SC in each st around.  Fasten off. (50 SC)

Size 6-12 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

**Color A = pink.  Color B = white.

using color A: Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: using color A; Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: using color B; Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join. (30 DC)

Round 4: using color A; Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: using color B; Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: using color A; Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7-11: alternate each row between colors B & A; Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join. (60 DC)

Round 12-13: using color A; Ch 2, FPDC in next. [DC in next, FPDC in next] continue around. Join.

Round 14: using color A; Ch 1(counts as first SC), SC in each st around.  Fasten off. (60 SC)

Size Toddler (1-3 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

**Color A = pink.  Color B = white.

using color A: Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: using color A; Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: using color B; Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join. (30 DC)

Round 4: using color A; Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: using color B; Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: using color A; Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7-11: alternate each row between colors B & A; Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join. (60 DC)

Round 12-14: using color A; Ch 2, FPDC in next. [DC in next, FPDC in next] continue around. Join.

Round 15: using color A; Ch 1(counts as first SC), SC in each st around.  Fasten off. (60 SC)

Size Youth (3-10 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

**Color A = pink.  Color B = white.

using color A: Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: using color A; Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: using color B; Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join. (30 DC)

Round 4: using color A; Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: using color B; Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: using color A; Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7: using color B; Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

Round 8-11: alternate each row between colors A & B; Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join. (70 DC)

Round 12-15: using color A; Ch 2, FPDC in next. [DC in next, FPDC in next] continue around. Join.

Round 16: using color A; Ch 1(counts as first SC), SC in each st around.  Fasten off. (70 SC)

Size Adult

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

**Color A = pink.  Color B = white.

using color A: Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: using color A; Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: using color B; Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join. (30 DC)

Round 4: using color A; Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: using color B; Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: using color A; Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7: using color B; Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

Round 8-13: alternate each row between colors A & B; Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

Round 14-18: using color A; Ch 2, FPDC in next. [DC in next, FPDC in next] continue around. Join.

Round 19: using color A; Ch 1(counts as first SC), SC in each st around.  Fasten off. (70 SC)

Heart Applique (in red)

Magic Ring, Ch 3, 5 DC, 1 TR, 5 DC, Ch 3, sl st in magic ring.

**you can choose to stop at this point for a smaller heart if you’d like.  Continue to the next round for a little bit larger one.

Round 2: Ch 4, 1 TR (in first DC from previous round), 4 DC, 3 TR (in TR from previous round), 4 DC, 1 TR (in last DC from previous round), Ch 4, sl st in center of magic ring.  Fasten off.

I like using FPDC to finish the bottom of my hats because it gives it a more textured look, as well as a sturdier spot for you to pull your hats on and off.  Just a little extra pizzazz, you know?  The two hats pictured are made in the toddler and newbie sizes.  I used to hand stitch all of my extra pieces onto hats but got tired of the extra work and now I use my trusty fabric glue.  The best I’ve found so far for quick apply/dry is Fabritac, which you can find pretty much anywhere (JoAnns, WalMart, Amazon, Michaels…).  It’s a little stinky but does the job!

Happy Crocheting!